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May 9, 2021 - What grade are you giving public health officials on vaccine communication?
The National Advisory Committee on Immunization called mRNA vaccines, including those made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, the "preferred" shot this week. A day later, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sought to reassure Canadians that vaccines like AstraZeneca's are safe and effective. Our question this week: What grade are you giving public health officials on vaccine communication? Who do you turn to for advice?
Ask Me Anything: Mother's Day dedications
For Mother's Day, callers share their stories and shout outs to their moms. Plus, parenting expert, therapist and author Natasha Sharma helps put this particular pandemic Mother’s Day into context.
Ask Me Anything: Dragon's Den entrepreneur Jim Treliving
Jim Treliving is the only cast member of CBC's Dragons' Den to appear in every episode since the show started in 2006 — but the Boston Pizza owner recently announced the 15th season would be his last. Treliving takes calls and answers questions from Checkup listeners.
May 2, 2021 - Is Canada's vaccine roll out a success or a failure?
Canadians are scouring their local pharmacies, hospitals and pop-up clinics in hopes of finding a coveted vaccination appointment slot. Our question this week: Is Canada's vaccine roll out a success or a failure? Is everybody getting a fair shot at vaccination?
April 25, 2021 - Is it time to make police body cameras mandatory?
Without key video evidence recorded during the arrest of George Floyd, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin may not have been convicted on Tuesday for his murder. Body cameras are widely used by police in the United States, but relatively few Canadian cities have adopted them. Our question this week: Is it time to make police body cameras mandatory? Does more video mean more justice?
Ask Me Anything: Vaccines & variants
Virologist Jason Kindrachuk and Dr. Prabhat Jha, professor of global health at the University of Toronto, join Checkup to take questions on COVID-19 vaccines and variants.